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Name Index


Lydford and its castle

Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 11, (1879). pp. 283-302.


Richard Nichols Worth

Prepared by Michael Steer

The first castle in Lydford, was built just after the Norman conquest. It was intended to help control Devon following the widespread revolt against Norman rule in 1068. It was abandoned by the 12th century. The second castle was constructed in 1195 following a wave of law and order problems across England. It included a stone tower with a surrounding bailey, and rapidly became used as a prison and court to administer the laws in the Forest of Dartmoor and the Devon stannaries. In 1342 the castle, still being used as a prison and courtroom, passed to the Duchy of Cornwall, who owned it until the 20th century. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the University of Michigan Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.
Ædred 284
Æfstan 284
Ælfwine 284
Agwilliam, John 300-1
Amery, Mr Fabyan 299
Bray, Mrs 292
Bray, Rev E A 291
Briwere, William 288
Browne 288, 291, 297-8
Bruna 284
Caesar, Julius 284, 289-90
Cambden 302
Charles I 290-1, 298
Cnut, King 284
Coke, Lord 299
Corinaeus 284
Cornwall, Duke of 293, 300
Crews, Master 289
Crompton, George 291
Dennis, Thomas 301
Doble, John 289
Edward the Confessor 284, 286
Edward I 287-8, 298
Edward III 293, 298-9
Elford, Elis 302
Ethelred, King 284-5
Evans, Miss 293, 297
Evans, Rev W 293
Fuller 298
Furse, Philip 301
Gaveston, Piers 288
Gentleman, George 291
George IV 293
Gill, S H 285
Gilpin 293
Goda 284
Godric 284
Godwin 284
Goodman, George 291
Grenville, Sir Richard 298
Gubbins 289
Hals, Lieutenant Colonel 298
Hamilton, Mr A H A 298
Harold I 284
Harold II 284
Henry VIII 298, 300, 302
Higgins, Mr 296
Hore, Edward 291
Jeffries, Judge 297-8
John, King 288, 299
Lidford, John de 287
Lidford, Richard de 287
Lidford, Ric Fab de 287
Lidford, Walter de 287
Macmillan 299
Marnie, Sir Henry 301
Monmouth, Duke of 297
Ordulf 285
Polwhele 287
Read, William the younger 302
Richard II 298
Risdon, Tristram 296-7
Romans, Richard King of the 287-8
Rowle, Roger 290
Ruding 284
Saewine 284
Strode, Richard 300-2
Taylor, Gabriel 291
Travers, S 291-2
Tyrwhitt, Sir Thomas 293
Vaughan, John 289
William I 286
Williams 291
Wright, Mr T, FSA 298
Yolland, Walter 298